A lawyer arrived home late , after a very tough day trying to get a “stay of execution” for a client who was due to be hanged for Murder at midnight .
His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed .
As soon as he walked through the door at home , his wife started on him about “What time of night to be getting home is this ?? , Where have you been ?? , Dinner is cold and I’m not reheating it ..” And on and on and on .
Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual , he went and poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub , pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs .
While he was in the bath , the phone rang .. The wife answered and was told that her husband’s client , James Wright , HAD been granted a stay of execution after all . Wright would not be hanged tonight .
Finally , realizing what a terrible day he must have had , she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news .
As she opened the bathroom door , she was greeted by the sight of her husband , bent over naked , drying his legs and feet .. ”They’re Not hanging Wright tonight ” she said.
To which he whirled around and screamed , ” FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WOMAN , DON’T YOU EVER STOP .. ? “
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